JB Hi-Fi Awarded For Workplace Injury Prevention
Local consumer electronics giant, JB HI-Fi, has won an iCare Aware Award for excellence in injury prevention, citing reinforced safety standards over the the last two years.
JB Hi-Fi National OHS Manager, Tara Ryan, affirms the retail group has seen a significant drop in its lost time injury frequency rate from the first year safety initiatives rolled out.
“What I’m most proud of is that everyone across JB HI-Fi, from our store teams through to our merchandising teams, embrace our commitment to safety with enthusiasm rather than seeing it as a hassle or ‘another thing to do.”
Ms Ryan claims JB HI-Fi’s lost time injury frequency rate has dropped by 40% in the last year alone.
iCare GM of Prevention, Product and Pricing, Jason McLaughlin, claims JB Hi-Fi is proof a strong safety culture is the best defence for reducing workplace injuries.
“It’s great to see how a program of initiatives to improve safety standards across their 65 NSW stores has become embedded in JB Hi-Fi’s day-to-day way of working.”
“JB Hi-Fi is a good example of a business with not only a ‘we can do it’ attitude but also a ‘this is how we do it attitude.”
iCare praised the retailer’s senior management staff for a commitment to safety, starting with its Managing Director chairing the safety committee.
Initiatives include regular safety improvement strategies (inc. store and area managers), weekly safety talks, and injury management packs.
The retail group was also recognised for upgrading equipment to eliminate hazardous manual tasks – e.g. a ‘special trolley’ designed by one of JB Hi-Fi’s staff.
JB Hi-Fi claims it’s also focused on mental health and well-being initiatives to promote an even safer workplace.